Inspiration From Ahl al-Bayt Key to Islamic Republic’s Resilience

Followers of Ahl al-Bayt and world Shias are proud to see an Islamic government resisting domineering powers and foiling many of their plots, the Leader said
Inspiration From Ahl al-Bayt Key to Islamic Republic’s Resilience
Inspiration From Ahl al-Bayt Key to Islamic Republic’s Resilience

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei highlighted the inspiration coming from Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) Household as the key to the resilience of the Islamic Republic of Iran. 
“Those sparkling stars taught us with their theoretical knowledge and practical conduct how to move on the course of dear Islam by being resourceful and acting on the Quran,” he said in an address to a meeting of the Ahl al-Bayt World Assembly on Saturday, reported.
He described the teachings of Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) Household as a complete collection of what individuals and communities need, stressing that Muslim societies are in serious need of Ahl al-Bayt knowledge today. 
“The world assembly needs to fulfill this heavy duty [of disseminating Ahl-al-Bayt knowledge] by careful and proper planning and use of reasonable methods and influential means,” he said. 
The Leader then pointed to the Islamic Republic’s raised flag in opposition to arrogance, saying the followers of Ahl al-Bayt and world Shias are proud to see an Islamic government resisting domineering powers and foiling many of their plots. 
The Islamic Republic’s flag is one of justice and spirituality, according to Ayatollah Khamenei, and it is natural for it to face hostility by hegemonic powers, including the United States on top of the global arrogance front, whose beliefs and practices are rooted in the material world, money and force. 
Encouraging other countries to stand up to bullying is among other reasons for the anger and hostility of domineering powers, he said. 
Thwarting the US criminal schemes in various countries, such as the self-styled Islamic State terrorist group, have triggered them to start campaigns of promoting anti-Iran and anti-Shia sentiment and to accuse Iran of interfering in other countries’ affairs, the Leader noted. 
He stressed that Iran does not interfere in the affairs of other countries and such allegations by hegemons stem from their desperation and inability to prevent the progress of the Islamic Republic. 
Ayatollah Khamenei later said the Muslim world is able to force the global arrogance back given its spiritual and material capacities. 
Islamic teachings, reliance on God, a hopeful outlook and the concept of savior are among spiritual benefits of the Muslim world, he said, while natural material capacities for progress are also abundant in Islamic lands, an example of which is oil and gas whose importance has become globally known today. 
“The future of the Muslim world is bright and the Shia community can play a great role toward this end,” he said. 



Only Dividing Line 

The Leader later emphasized that the establishment of the Ahl al-Bayt assembly was not aimed at opposition and enmity with non-Shias and the group has always cooperated with non-Shia groups who move on the right track. 
“We have always invited all Muslim countries to disregard issues such as ‘Shia and Sunni’, ‘Arab and non-Arab’, and other such divisions, and to act based on the principles [of Islam],” he said. 
Inspired by the Quran, The late Founder of the Islamic Revolution, Imam Khomeini, taught everyone to put all unreal divisions among Islamic communities aside and recognize only one dividing line between the Muslim world and the world of disbelief and arrogance, the Leader said. 
“The present policy of the arrogance is highlighting differences and unreal divisions in the Muslim world,” he said, calling for vigilance against US plots for warmongering between Muslim groups. 
Based on the same approach, Ayatollah Khamenei said, the Islamic Republic placed the issue of Palestine on top of its agenda from the first day and continues to sticks with the same policy today. 

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